Record Business

For The (Re-)Record: Here’s What You Need To Know About Re-Recording Restrictions

I teach a music business class, so I’m always looking for real-life moments to bring into my lectures and group discussions. There have been several interesting examples so far this year. Most recently, the purchase of Taylor Swift’s previous label, Big Machine Label Group, by artist manager Scooter Braun’s media company, Ithaca Holdings LLC, has given me a chance to talk about a little-known aspect of artist contracts: re-recording restrictions. 

Ruff Ryders Lawsuit: The Ultimate Lesson for Producers

Producer DJ Shok, fed up with the run-around he received trying to get paid, recently took Ruff Ryders to court over unpaid royalties, accusing the label of breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and other claims.